Two Brewers Who Deserve Your Vote
The first returns for All-Star balloting will be announced next week. Voting has been going on for about a month and while some say voting might start too early, there are certainly some Brewers who are worthy of a selection. Today, I will focus the attention on two Brewers players who have been “swinging a hot bat,” as Brian Anderson would like to say. Ryan Braun and Casey McGehee have been very strong and consistent all season for the Brewers.
Entering Friday’s game, Braun is among the League leaders in pretty much all offensive statistical categories. Among National League outfielders Braun leads the league in Hits (52) and is second in runs scored (34), batting average (.333), multi-hit games (16) and on base percentage (.413). Not to mention, he is averaging 8.52 plate appearances per strikeout, third most among NL outfielders.
Braun has used his speed to advance on the base paths this season. His nine stolen bases are 4th among NL outfielders and he is one of two NL outfielders without a caught stealing this season (teammate Carlos Gomez is the other one). Braun also ranks 4th among NL outfielders in total bases (86) and RBI (4th).
Among third basemen this season, McGehee is first in batting average (.325), hits (49), RBI (37), On-Base Percentage (.395) and OPS (.965). He is second in both home runs (9) and slugging percentage (.570). Overall in the National League, McGehee ranks high in two clutch hitting stats, RBI after the 7th inning (1st, 18) and go-ahead RBI (T6th, 8).
Together, Braun and McGehee enter tonight’s game leading the Major Leagues in combined RBI (67) this season. There are three other duos in MLB with 65, but none can match Braun and McGehee’s 67.
Braun has been an All-Star each of the last two seasons and is putting up All-Star numbers again this season. McGehee–a waiver claim by the Brewers–has also proved to the National League that he can put up All-Star numbers. Continue to get out the vote and send this duo to the All-Star game! Click here to vote.
Also, please continue to submit your favorite Brewers license plates you have seen driving around the state! We have seen a couple of submissions so far and I have seen a couple of creative ones on the road, keep them coming in!